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Recipe: Viking Cardamom Apple Cake Recipe

Viking Cardamom Apple Cake Recipe
This cake is pretty light. We use yogurt instead of butter, and give the cake body with lots of apples. The batter starts out looking like more apples than batter, but then as it bakes the apples shrink and the cake forms beautifully. This is a delicious pairing of apples, cardamom, and buckwheat. It is quick and easy to put together for dessert.

1 cup yogurt
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp orange blossom water
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp ground cardamom
pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cups almonds, ground
Garnish: Crème Fraiche

Whisk together the yogurt and the sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs and orange blossom water and whisk. Sift together the flours, cardamom, cinnamon, and baking powder in a separate bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir.

Stir in the apples and ground almonds and pour into a 10” spring-form cake tin.

Bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes.

Garnish with a spoonful of fresh creme fraîche.

Source: The Daily Green, reprinted from Kitchen Caravan.